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Tue., June 26, 2012, 3:18 p.m.

Akey: UI May Go Independent

Idaho football coach Robb Akey said the Vandals are considering independence as a way to keep their program's Football Bowl Subdivision options open. Idaho is one of two football-playing schools left in the decimated Western Athletic Conference. New Mexico State is the other. "We've been trying like a son of a gun to find a home. The best place for us would be the Mountain West. They don't want us right now. I understand all those things. Hopefully, it's going to re-allocate. I would expect there would be a change again in a couple more years," Akey told the Idaho Statesman on Tuesday. "I wouldn't be surprised if we end up having to operate as an independent for a few years. We're just looking for a home, my brother"/Rob Murphy, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Would you support UI Vandals becoming an independent football school to stay in the Football Bowl Subdivision?

Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/06/26/bmurphy/akey_wouldnt_be_surprised_if_idaho_becomes_football_independent#storylink=cpy



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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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